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MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
syria. as i've said before, the worst bad of all the choices is for us to do nothing. we have to do something to show that in the 21st century we're not going to tolerate these kinds of attacks against civilian populations and hopefully in doing it, let us know that the civil war is not just something he's going to win with the help of his terrorist organization and iran, a nation promoting terrorism. i think for both things, humanitarian and u.s. that steejic interests, i think it's important to act. >> let me bring in bobby. we are also watching another event in washington, d.c., where the president will award u.s. army staff sergeant ty carter the medal of honor for his actions while fighting in afghanistan. it will be the fifth living individual who fought in this war. people are saying this is an interesting time situation and that the president is giving out this award in reflection of the war in afghanistan and the continued violence that's spiked right now in iraq and deciding what to do with syria here. >> well, i'm sure this was an event planned well in advance, but it doe
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 11:00am PDT
, the syrian government has killed more than 1,000 people using chemical weapons. now, the attack centered on ten towns it and villages near damascus. we want to warn you the video that's come in has been very disturbing. anti-government forces say more than 1200 people have been killed, many of those reportedly children. the video provided by the rebels and not verified by nbc news shows people struggling to breathe as rescuers scramble to save lives. it also shows rows of bodies on the ground. the syrian government denies any chemical weapons were used. the white house says it is deeply concerned and trying to get more information. >> there actually happens to be a united nations chemical weapons investigative team on the ground in syria. they were just granted access to the country yesterday, i believe. so given the reports that we've seen overnight about what may or may not have taken place in syria, we think it's important for that investigative team to be given access to that area. >>> meantime in egypt, a court has ordered the release of former president hosni mubarak, who'
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2013 11:00am PDT
location. still no real specificity on the explosives or weapons that would be used. so it is still based on what we are hearing from whom rather than the specificity. >> when you look at some of the numbers, 19 of the outpoests wil remain closed at least through saturday. when you look at the numbers and the changing number from friday, some might think this is whack-a-mole. but there is stra teej ri, i would imagine, to this. >> certainly what you're looking at here is analysis as well as information. i mean, there's a historical analysis that can be done on these types of attacks and on the organization behind them. what they have done in the past, what they have targeted. so based on that analysis, decisions are being made about new facilities to be closed, facilities to be reopened, and what we're told is there will be at some point probably on the weekend a review of which facilities and the level of security. >> how much of this is about intelligence here in the u.s. and throughout the world showing al qaeda or its associates that they are able to track even the most minute t
MSNBC
Aug 2, 2013 11:00am PDT
pretty clear -- it was clear to us yesterday that it could go for many days, and i think you see the travel warning go through the end of august which gives you an idea that part of the problem here is that this threat information is vague about where an attack would be, what kind of plot it would be, what form it would take, what the target is. the only thing they have basically that's got any specificity at all is the timeline, but based on this information, the embassy -- or the state department now is closing the embassies on sunday that you see on the map here that would normally be open. then the question is, will they go beyond that when they get to monday and tuesday if they can't -- haven't nailed this down any further. in ed royce's appearance just an hour ago with andrea mitchell, he said a couple things i thought were particularly interesting. he described the threated a al qaeda linked and emanating from the arabian peninsula, which strongly suggests that this threat comes out of yemen, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is based there. of course, there have been some plo
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 2:00pm EDT
justice correspondent pete williams joins us live. it's making headlines. >> it escalates the battle. the center piece is the supreme court's decision striking down the heart of the voting rights act. before the court ruled texas had to get preclearance for any changes on the election law and the federal court said no both to texas changing its voter i.d. law and redrawing its district lines for congressional and legislative districts. after that the justice department is pursuing new courts. we can't stop you under the old voting rights act but we'll use a new section to claim this voter i.d. law is unconstitutional. a written statement says we will not allow the supreme court's decision to be determined as open season for the states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights. what the court is saying -- or the justice department now is, rather, saying it's unconstitutional on its face and it's also asking the court in texas to use a new section of the voting rights act to say texas is still on purpose and by effect discriminating against minorities, language minorities, racial
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
. in the last hour, the white house made it clear that syria's use of chemical weapons leaves it no choice but to act. >> what the president is engaged in is a process of deciding, as he consults with international allies and as his administration consults with congress, about what the appropriate response to this flagrant violation of international norms should be. and there must be a response. >> that just in. senior u.s. officials telling nbc news that air strikesing start as early as thursday. in an interview with the bbc today, secretary of defense chuck hagel saying the u.s. military is ready now should the president order action against syria. >> suffice to say, the options are there. the united states of defense is ready to carry out those options. if that would occur, that would occur also in coordination with our international partners. >> but you're ready to go like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> now the u.s. has war planes in the region as well as four destroyers in the mediterranean sea within range of targets inside syria. but officials tell nbc news the com
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 11:00am PDT
about the 11 years and atrocities you inflicted on us. i will think of you hypocrite particularically going to church every sunday, coming home to torture us. you don't deserve that. you deserve life in prison. >> we stand before you and promise you. she laughs, she swims, she dances and more importantly, she loves and she's loved. she will finish school, go to college, fall in love and if she chooses, she will get married and have children. she is where we will continue to put in our energy. she was not only a victim but a survivor. >> my sister would say the same things. please respect her privacy. she does not want other people to talk or write about what happened. now that there will be no trial there doesn't seem to be any reason at all why people cannot do what she asks. amanda did not control anything for a long time. please let her control -- have control over this so she can protect her daughter. >> then in a shocking rambling and somewhat delusional statement ariel castro claimed he created a normal house of harmony for the victims. at one point he even turn
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 2:00pm EDT
texas. he joins us. mark, that was one of the other points of outrage for some people is that hasan would be in a position to cross examine some of the very people he's accused of shooting down that day. he's not done so so far. what else are you seeing in court today? >> reporter: well, aside from the argument you were talking about, it will go to an appeals court, it was very dramatic testimony as soldiers and former soldiers took to the stand to describe what happened on november 5th, 2009, when 13 people were killed here, 31 were injured in this rampage shooting at a processing center. soldiers, former soldiers told of seeing others being shot, hearing them scream, watching them die, being shot themselves. it was very, very dramatic. one of them, staff sergeant michael davis, said that he heard a young woman screaming out, my baby, my baby, my baby. and we know that a 21-year-old soldier, francesca velez, private first class from chicago was shot and killed. she was nine weeks pregnant. another soldier shot four times said he looked over his shoulder and he saw ayman there stand
MSNBC
Aug 12, 2013 2:00pm EDT
, for those just joining us, it's breaking news coverage right now of the whitey bulger trial. our kristen dahlgren is on the scene. this is after five days of deliberations that this boston jury has come back with a verdict, all in reference to the federal racketeering charges against a person known in boston and certainly around the country as being this infamous mob boss. he he faces life in prison if found guilty of these 19 counts of murder and dozens of other charges. kristen, any word yet from our producer inside? >> reporter: yeah, still no word. the foreman is sitting forward in his chair, we're reading. a lot of tweets. any second now. the judge was looking over the verdict. again, a really long verdict form. had to look at each of those counts to make sure it was filled out properly. so the judge now looking through those. then we'll wait to hear it actually being read out in the courtroom. so a lot of anticipation here as we wait for that. and one reason this case has struck so much interest is that whitey bulger was on the run for quite a long time. on the eve of an in
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
possibilities of who could be included in that description. so it's not generally specific to us but most likely we would imagine. >> we would be the top target. >> roger, one thing we know the president is most likely going to be taking questions on is about his drone program. again, that press conference coming up here live at 3:00. the u.s. has been ramping up the drone strikes where yemeni officials say -- and they say 34 suspected al qaeda militants have been killed there in less than two weeks. with three strikes happening yesterday alone, we have this new pew poll to show. back in '07, it was only 51%. with the president conflicted -- and he's expressed how he feels about the drone program, that it's almost the worst of the best choices. could the drone strikes reverse the fuel we've seen for anti-american sentiment? >> no. in the big picture, i don't think so, thomas. there will always be individuals who are motivated by drone strikes to attempt to attack u.s. or western interests. that is occupational hazard of why you're using this best of all the worst options. if yo go back to
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2013 2:00pm EDT
lawbreaker in their country. they still help us on supplying our troops in afghanistan. they're still helping us on counterterrorism work. they were helpful after the boston bombing. but there have been times where they slipped back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. >> joining me now, nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker. we heard rumblings this was happening. the president making it official this morning. a pretty tepid response from russia. any chance this might all be resolved before the meeting next month? >> reporter: well, there's always that chance. russian officials saying that the meeting is still open to president obama if he should change his mind. but it doesn't appear as though that's going to happen unless we see some major change in terms of how russia has decided to deal with edward snowden. you bring up an important point, tamron. the white house has been sort of dangling this in front of russia for a number of days. then when we learned last week that russia did grant temporary asylum to snowden, it seemed all but a foregone conclusion. in
MSNBC
Aug 20, 2013 2:00pm EDT
mohyeldin in cairo for us. a lot to get to. seems to be a significant change here. >> reporter: it was. the arrest was certainly not a surprise, given the fact he was wanted by authorities here for the past several weeks. he is accused of inciting violence, particularly inciting his protesters to commit violence and acts of murder. there are several other leaders also on the run. the organization right now is in disarray. despite that, they did make an announcement today replacing him with an interim leader. that leader sr. actually even more hawkish. he's expected to even strike a slightly hard tone within the ongoing crisis here in the country. so you can expect that the muslim brotherhood is not backing down. in fact, they've been insisting all along they will not cower to this military dictatorship. they will continue to organize protests. now that it has an interim leader who's more hawkish, there are still concerns that the group may try in the coming days to create more unrest or civil disobedience. tamron? >> all right. thank you very much, ayman, for the live report. i wan
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
the entertainers, it's time for us to stand up now and renew this dream. that's what we got to do. >> we come today to not only celebrate and commemorate, but we come as the children of dr. king. >> we celebrate today that we have become a country that believes in equality, and we recommit ourselves to be a country that acts on that belief. >> and joining me now is washington post columnist eugene robins robinson, clip matthews, and nathan conley. we also have standing by ron allen at the lincoln memorial. chris and eugene, we're waiting to alert our audience of the founder and president of the children's defense fund. she served as council for mlk's poor people campaign. she will be speaking shortly. the anticipation is growing to the president's remarks. >> yes, i think we've heard a lot of great oratory today, but the concrete news story for tomorrow morning's papers and tonight on the nightly news is going to have to come from the president. he is really being set up here, if you will, to deliver something concrete. now, i really think it's important that he do that on the iss
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 2:00pm EDT
calls by the muslim brotherhood for a, quote, day of rage. nbc's ayman mohyeldin joins us live from cairo. what's happening right now, ayman? >> reporter: well, a few different things that are unfolding. you are looking at those images on your screen of that building that was on fire. that was near ramsey square. it is an office building, we understand, belonging to a major construction company here in egypt. that has been set on fire. according to egyptian state television, as fire trucks were trying to get to the front lines to try to put out those fires, they came under attack. it's not clear yet who was behind the shooting, but they have been hindered in being able to address that. now, this comes as a curfew here in cairo has gone into effect. it's been about an hour now since the beginning of the third night of a military-imposed curfew. very few people out on the streets. the government saying tonight it was really going to enforce that curfew and arrest anyone who remains out. obviously, that is coming on the heels of a very violent day, one that saw a lot of confrontation b
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
looking for tax breaks includes low-income housing but proposes those residents use a separate entrance. >>> plus, veteran denied his dream to play college football, but this college athlete is being told he can't play for the ncaa this season. >>> but first, the "news nation" is following saudi arabia's new message to the west over egypt. if you pull aid, we'll, quote, offer a helping hand. saudi arabia's foreign minister pledged his helping hand to the egyptian military has president obama faces growing calls from members of congress to cut off billions of dollars of aid to egypt. >> if we threaten to cut off aid and not do it, you lose your credibility and influence. >> with the recent violent crack dou crackdown, i do not see how we can continue aid. >>> also, a court ordered that hosni mubarak, the former dictator deposed in the arab spring uprising, ordered he be released while awaiting trial. attorneys for mubarak said he could be free within days, though some say that's unlikely. the news came hours after mass gunmen attacked many buses carrying egyptian police officers
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 11:00am PDT
important to us. >>> good friday. i'm craig melvin in for tamron hall. the news nation is following breaking news on the crisis in syria. president obama is expected to speak in a few minutes on syria. we will bring you his comments when those happen. meanwhile, within the past hour, secretary of state john kerry laid out the evidence the white house believes proves the assad regime was, in fact, behind the chemical attack that killed over 1,000 people, including 426 children. >> we know the syrian regime elements were told to prepare for the attack by putting on gas masks and taking precautions associated with chemical weapons. we know that these were specific instructions. we know where the rockets were launched from and at what time. we know where they landed and when. we know rockets came only from regime-controlled areas and went only to opposition-controlled or contested neighborhoods. >> kerry's statement came after a national security council meeting led by president obama at the white house a short time ago. the white house released the intelligence report on last week's ch
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2013 11:00am PDT
who are challenging this law say look for example at early voting. african-americans tend to use early voting much more than whites and same-day registration more often because african-americans tend to move around more. if you move, you change your draer address, you have to update your registration. they do that more at the polls. not only that, if you cut a week out of early voting, you're going to vastly increase the long lines at the polls. they say about half of the state's voters actually voted early in north carolina, before election day. if you eliminate that period of time or reduce it by a week, you're going to make lines longer and that will do more to discourage voter turnout. >> pete, and the groups that are bringing forth these lawsuit, what are the grounds? do they have good standing? >> i don't think the standing is an issue. i think they will certainly be allowed to go into court and make their case. i think the big question here is, what's the federal government going to do? in the past, the federal government would have been able to use the voting rights act,
MSNBC
Aug 14, 2013 11:00am PDT
united states strongly condemns the use of violence against protesters in egypt. violence will only make it more difficult to move egypt forward on a path to lasting stability and democracy and runs directly counter to the pledges by president interim government to pursue reconciliation. we also strongly oppose a return to a state of emergency law and call on the government to respect basic human rights such as freedom of peaceful assembly and due process under the law. >> nbc's ayman mohyeldin joins us live from cairo. what's the current situation? again, we're reporting that the curfew is supposed to be in effect, but what more are you hearing about that? >> reporter: well, the curfew a short while ago was extended. it's going to start in one hour from now. that is 9:00 p.m. local time. now, the daily curfew will be from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. local time. because today was the first day, the egyptian cabinet announced it was going to give two additional hours for the curfew to kick into effect. so it has not yet started. that's why you could probably see or hear behind me a little
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 11:00am PDT
ask your doctor about cialis for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >>> right now "news nation," an unprecedented $765 million settlement between the nfl and thousands of players suing over concussions. >>> fast food fight. what could be the largest day of walkouts by workers demanding they deserve more than minimum wage. >>> plus, new protests against a judge who verbally attacked a 14-year-old rape victim who committed suicide. >>> but first the "news nation" is following the congressional briefing expected to happen in just a few hours between top white house officials and congressional leaders on the crisis in syria. now one of the top questions, the evidence u.s. intelligence has gathered on the assad regime's reported use of chemical weapons. the conference call briefing will include secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary chuck hagel and will only include chair men and ranking members of certain congressional committees, but 116 lawmakers from both parties are now asking the president to obtain full congressional authorization before carrying out any military
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
afternoon. what can you tell us about this verdict? >> reporter: well, hi, mara. that verdict came after about seven hours of deliberations by the u.s. army jury panel. as you said, they found nidal hasan guilty of all charges. they reached that verdict unanimously. he was found guilty of 13 counts of premeditated murder, 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder. hasan showed no signs of emotion in the courtroom. family members were there. they were silent, as instructed by the judge, but some of them were in tears. hasan, who never offered up a defense, never gave a closing statement, now faces a sentencing hearing beginning here at ft. hood on monday at 9:00 a.m. 13 membof the family members, e one of them representing the 13 people killed in that rampage, will be allowed to speak to the panel. the government will also have some expert witnesses. the most important point is that prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty. the other option is life in prison. we do not know in nidal hasan will make a statement. he has that right. he has not said whether he'll have any witnesses. he
MSNBC
Aug 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
ayman mohyeldin joins us from cairo. how volatile is the current situation right now? >> reporter: well, for the second straight night the curfew has gone into effect and you can probably see the streets behind me, a lot quieter than they usually are on a thursday night. it is the beginning of the weekend, end of the work week here. these streets would be bustling. it gives you a sense of how tense the atmosphere is across the country. today a lot of the supporters of the ousted president who were mourning what happened yesterday, more than 500 people were killed, a lot of those people were given the chance today to recover the bodies of the victims. there are allegations being traded. they're not able to access their bodies because the government is prohibiting them. it's making it a more complicated process. they're alleging that the government is trying to cover up the overall casual at this figures of what happened yesterday. supporters of the ousted president, mostly members of the muss lick brotherhood, participated in several marches across the country today. one of those took pl
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 2:00pm EDT
were sold the bill of goods. it's not that they hated us for our lattes and gap jeans and lap dances, but to the contrary it's our foreign policy, our so-called involvement in what they described a the arabian peninsula. tamron, here we are funding the side that overthrew a democratically elected president and then killed 600 to 700 protesters. it's truly unconscionable. >> as our team on the ground, ayman mohyeldin and others, have reported, both sides in this equation are not, if you will -- and i hate to put it so simply -- fans of the united states here. now you have to factor in, p.j., this hosni mubarak equation. you heard ayman in his report talk about that is again stoking the flames of what could certainly turn out to be far worse than the 1,000 lives already lost. >> well, picking up on michael's point, the message -- i mean, we had an opportunity to the -- to send a message six weeks ago. whatever we do now, the damage is done. the fact that we haven't called it a coup sends a real message to it the muslim brotherhood that, yeah, you're not going to respect the results of
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 11:00am PDT
single detail because this has gone on nearly four years, why did it take so long for us to get to this point? >> reporter: well, there were so many delays and so many issues involving he himself, his religion, his faith, his health, his interest in representing himself. all of those issues just kept spiraling. also, this is a death penalty case. the prosecution has made it very clear that they're going for the death penalty, and in the military, that's not something they do very often. so they are dotting every "i," crossing every "t" because they know full well if they get that conviction and he's sentenced to die, there will be years of appeals to follow. they want to make sure they get it right. so they're taking their time. as for that helicopter, that's a u.s. military idea to bring him by helicopter to protect not only him but also the soldiers who are required to protect him as part of the detail. so that's almost common format. that's not really that unusual, although it is upsetting a lot of people. >> okay, mark. thank you very much. joining me now, nbc military analyst
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